Predrag Čudić

Predrag Čudić

Rođen sam 1943. 4. avgusta  u Risanskoj br. 4, u Berzi rada, u nastojničkom stanu, nedaleko od Palate pravde koja je u mom književnom životu takođe bila bitna adresa i simbol, kako pravde tako i nepravde. Moj otac je govorio da sam projektovan u Zagrebu, a realizovan u Beogradu. Zvali su me Berzino dete. Inače, za mlade generacije: Berza rada za vreme rata slala je gastarbajtere u Nemačku, isto kao i godinama potom, samo pod malo drugačijim okolnostima. Dakle, to nije nikakav Brozov i Brantov patent. Započeo sam gimnaziju „Stevan Sremac“ u Senti, odmah pored rodne kuće Stevana Sremca, a završio istu pod imenom, iznenada blagopočivšeg na državnim poslovima, Moše Pijade. Diplomirao sam Opštu književnost sa teorijom književnosti na Filološkom u suton šezdesetosmaških, lipanjskih gibanja. Lutao trbuhom za kruhom od nemila do nedraga, od honorarca na dečjem radio programu do ambasadora. Najveći deo beskrajnog radnog veka proveo u Biblioteci grada Beograda, video svojim očima desetine hiljada nepotrebnih knjiga. Nažalost, nisam kao kolega bibliotekar, slabovidi Borhes, stvorio maestralnu sublimaciju svega viđenog. Naprotiv, dodao sam tom beskrajnom broju petnaestak knjiga poezije, proze, poezije za decu. Preživeo u dva maha sudar sa Pravdom zbog verbalnog delikta. Još uvek, na sreću, živim u blizini Palate, ali na pristojnoj distanci. Živim i čekam verujući u njenu pravednu sporost, jer kažu da rukopisi ne gore. Ali, ko zna, ovo je Savamala, a ja se još, ponekad, osećam kao Berzino dete.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Malograđanski ep/Matr’jalisti, Iz zemlje nemanjića.

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Maurice Gee

Maurice Gee has written more than thirty novels for adults and children and he’s also written for film and television. He has won a lot of awards in his homeland, New Zealand, and for his most famous novel Plumb he was awarded the James Tate Black Memorial Prize in the United Kingdom. He lives with his wife Margaret in the city of Nelson in the New Zealand South Island. He’s got two daughters and a son.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Gubitnici i druge priče.

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Radivoj Šajtinac

Radivoj Šajtinac

Radivoj Šajtinac was born in Zrenjanin in 1949. He writes poetry, prose, literary and art criticism, works in dramaturgy and translates from Russian and English, and has published more than thirty books. He was one of the founders of the magazine Ulaznica, where he spent two decades as an editor. Radivoj Šajtinac’s books and texts have been translated into fifteen European languages. He is the recipient of numerous literary awards.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Pompeja.

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Uglješa Šajtinac

Uglješa Šajtinac

A writer and playwright for children and adults. He has written several novels and short-story collections. His plays have been performed and published in Serbia and abroad. His works have won several prizes and been translated into Polish, Bulgarian, English, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Slovene and Macedonian.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Vok on!.

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Faruk Šehić

Faruk Šehić

Faruk Šehić was born in Bihać (SFRY) in 1970. He’s written the following books: Pjesme u nastajanju (2000), Hit depo (2003), Pod pritiskom (2004), Transsarajevo (2006), Hit depoPod pritiskomTranssarajevo, Apokalipsa iz Recycle bina (2007), Knjiga o Uni (2011) and Moje rijeke (2014). Literary critics often call him the leader of the “run-over generation.” His books Hit depo and Pod pritiskom enjoy the cult status among his readers. For the novel Knjiga o Uni he was awarded the Meša Selimović for the best novel published in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro in 2011, and the European Union Prize for Literature – EUPL in 2013. For the book of poetry Moje rijeke he won the Risto Ratković Award for the best published book of poetry in Ser Risto Ratković bia, B&H, Croatia and Montenegro for the years 2013/2014. His books have been translated into Macedonian, Bulgarian, German, English and French. He works as a journalist and columnist for the Sarajevo magazine BH Dani. He lives in Sarajevo.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Moje rijeke.

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Ana Schnabl

Anna Schnabl

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Ana Schnabl (1985, Slovenia) is at the beginning of her literary career. In November 2017, her first book won a prize for the best debut book. She is a doctoral student of philosophy and her thesis will deal with the possibilities of a feminist autobiography. She has worked as a journalist and has never been good at it, but has learnt a lot and is currently an editor of the European Review of Poetry, Books and Culture. She occasionally hosts literary events and writes critics and reviews for Slovenian media. She lives in a small town in the north of Slovenia.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Odvezani, Majstorija.

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György Spiró

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György Spiró was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1946. He studied Russian, Serbo-Croation and Hungarian literatures at ELTE, Budapest, with fellowships in the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Poland, and Czechoslovakia. In his career, he has worked as a journalist, editor, distinguished professor, dramaturg, artistic and managing director, visiting scholar, lecturer of drama, and translator. Since 1978 he has been a lecturer at the ELTE, Budapest University. His doctoral thesis titled East-Central European Drama from the Enlightenment to the First World War was published in 1986. So far, he has published 10 novels, 3 short-story collections, about 30 plays, a number of essays and monographies, and 6 film scripts. He is fluent in Russian, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Check, Slovak, and English, and he can read French, German, Italian, and Bulgarian. He is the recipient of more than 30 prestigious awards. He is Member of the Belle Lettre’s Union, and of Szechenyi Academy. He lives in Budapest.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Sanjao sam za tebe.

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